See the Aquatic Life Shipping Schedule below for more details.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but order processing and delivery times from Tropical Live Fish Store® may be longer than usual as a result of the recent surge in demand and the resulting decrease in available personnel. Your purchase is currently being processed and will be dispatched as soon as possible.

We may also postpone delivering your delivery if we’re worried about the well-being of your fish and other aquatic life due to bad weather or a delay in shipping.

We appreciate your patience as we attempt to resolve these issues. We value your support and your patience.

FREE* Standard Shipping on Qualifying Orders!

Aquatic-life-only orders $250+ Supplies-only orders $49+

Aquatic Life Shipping Rate Information

Fish, Corals, Inverts, Algae/Saltwater Plants, Reef Cleaner Packages, and Diver’s Den®/Wisconsin Facility

Please Note: Next-day delivery of Aquatic Life will arrive via FedEx or UPS.

Standard Rates
FedEx Priority Overnight or UPS Next Day Air Order Subtotals Up to $250 Order Subtotals $250 and Up
Fish, Corals, Inverts, Algae, Saltwater Plants, & Reef Cleaner Packages, Diver’s Den®-Wisconsin Facility $29.99 FREE

Live Plants and Live Foods

Standard Rate
Overnight $24.99

Aquatic Supplies Shipping Rate Information Frozen Foods

Standard Rate
FedEx Priority Overnight $29.99

Aquarium and Pond Supplies

Ground Rates
Order Subtotal FedEx SmartPost (Up to 7 Business Days) FedEx Ground Home Delivery (Up to 5 Business Days) FedEx Expedited (Up to 3 Business Days)
Up to $250.99 $5.99 $12.98 $18.98
$250 and Up FREE $6.99 $12.99
Air Upgrade Options
Order Subtotal FedEx 2Day Air (2 Business Days) FedEx Overnight (Next Business Day)
Up to $250.99 $20.98 $25.98
$250 and Up $14.99 $19.99

Saturday Delivery Upgrade

Where available $15.00

*FREE SHIPPING Details Qualifying orders ship free utilizing the shipping method standard to its specific shipping category. Order totals for aquatic life and aquatic supplies are processed separately to qualify for Free Shipping ($250 & up, and $49 & up respectively). Exclusions apply.

Please Note:

  • Aquatic Life and Live Food orders are shipped using our Signature® Shipping System and include a single $9.99 Box Fee applied once to your order total. Box Fee is non-refundable.
  • We cannot ship any aquatic life to Hawaii, APO addresses, Post Office Boxes, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, or other countries. All aquatic life orders for Alaska require an additional $25.00 surcharge.
  • We cannot ship any aquatic supplies to Hawaii, APO addresses, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, or other countries. All aquatic supply orders for Alaska must ship Air and require a $25.00 surcharge.
  • Air Upgrade Options are not available for Reef Rock.
  • Items requiring freight shipping will incur a $150 charge.
  • Frozen Food orders are processed separately from other aquatic supplies due to their special handling needs. Shipping charges will still be added to any other items ordered where applicable. The $29.99 shipping and handling for Frozen Foods is a flat rate for as many frozen food items as you need. Frozen Food orders are packed with dry ice to keep the contents frozen. Avoid contact with skin. Be sure to handle dry ice with gloves to avoid injury. We cannot ship Frozen Food orders to Alaska.
  • Frozen Food orders are shipped Monday through Thursday. Rates are for the 48 connecting states only. Orders placed after 12:00 pm CST are shipped next business day.
  • Live plant (freshwater aquarium and pond plants) and live food orders are processed separately from other aquatic life orders due to their special handling needs. Shipping charges will still be added to any other items ordered where applicable.

Additional Shipping Information for Aquatic Life

We use our Signature® Shipping System to deliver your order directly to your door, reducing the amount of stress your aquatic life experiences during transport and guaranteeing that you receive only the healthiest species available.

You will receive a shipment confirmation email with your item numbers and tracking number on the day your order ships. This will allow you to plan ahead and ensure that you will be available to receive and sign for your package when it arrives.

Your order shipment confirmation e-mail will also include a link to our online Step-by-Step Acclimation & Planting Instructions. Please familiarize yourself with our Detailed Acclimation and Planting Instructions before the arrival of your new purchases.

Please Note: Our Live Arrival, 7-Day “Arrive Alive, Remain Alive®,” and 30-Day Guarantees are void if acclimation procedures are not followed for all new arrivals.